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Black-eared wheatear

Black-eared wheatear

Black-eared wheatear are in sharp decline. But we are lucky to have 90% of the French breeding population in the Languedoc-Roussillon!

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Spring migration around Leucate

Spring migration around Leucate

Private day trip 23rd March 2021 - Migration and other birding around Leucate Guide of the day: Karline Martorell accompanied by Philippa Benson Participants: Delia, Richard and SamWeather conditions: sunny with moderate wind(perfect for migration) dropping from...

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March day trip around Canet-en-Roussillon

March day trip around Canet-en-Roussillon

BLDT03-21 Saturday 20th March 2021 - Day trip birding around Canet-en-Roussillon Guide of the day: Karline Martorell accompanied by Philippa Benson Participants: 6Weather conditions: Very strong NW wind,  mostly sunny, temps ranging from 6°C to 11°CHighlights of the...

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Golden oriole

Golden oriole

Golden oriole male -  © P.Gourdon French name: Loriot d'Europe  Scientific name: Oriolus oriolus Interesting information The male is bright yellow with black wings while the female is duller. The young look like the female with a duller yellow on the back and a white...

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New wild flower day trips

New wild flower day trips

New wild flower day trips in the Languedoc At Birding Languedoc we have often been asked if we offer day trips with a focus on the local flora... So now we do! There are over 3,000 species of wild flowers (including over 80 species of orchid) in this part of France,...

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February Day trip around Ouveillan

February Day trip around Ouveillan

BLDT02-21 Friday 19th Feb 2021 - Day trip birding around Ouveillan Guide of the day: Karline Martorell accompanied by Philippa Benson Participants: 6 Weather conditions: Very cloudy but no wind, temps ranging from 11°C to 15°C + Highlights of the day: Stone curlew,...

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February Day trip in the Minervois

February Day trip in the Minervois

BLDT01-21 Thursday 18th Feb 2021 Day trip birding in the Minervois Despite miserable weather we managed to have a good day's birding! A very obliging Wallcreeper demonstrated its creeping abilities across a rock face not far above us, which we were able to enjoy for a...

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Early spring birding in the Languedoc

Early spring birding in the Languedoc

BLDT02 - Saturday 14th March 2020 - Around Ouveillan Clear blue skies and glorious sunshine, temps ranging from 6°C to 17°C+ Summary: A great day's birding with a total of 59 species including Great spotted cuckoo, Iberian shrike and Short-toed eagle Another chilly...

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Winter Wallcreeper Weekend 2020

Winter Wallcreeper Weekend 2020

BLGT01-20 28 Feb to 2 March - Looking for wallcreeper et al in the Minervois Download the Bird list here Day 1 - Friday 28th February - Transfers and settling in After loading the van it's off to Toulouse airport to pick up Judy - who is travelling extremely light...

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